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Government and Community Relations

Government and Community Relations

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Heather Duncan

Vice President, Government and Community Relations | 904-620-2500

As UNF’s Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Heather serves as our principal liaison for all levels of federal, state and local governmental institutions. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to achieve UNF’s legislative priorities, as well as supporting the priorities of Florida’s State University System.


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Ray Walker

Director, Government and Community Relations | 904-620-2500

As Director, Government and Community Relations, Ray’s primary focus is state advocacy, as well as federal grant support and federal policy initiatives impacting UNF.

2023 Session Dates

August 1, 2022: Deadline for Filing Claim Bills
November 8, 2022: Election Day
November 20, 2022: Organizational Session
March 7, 2023: Regular Session Convenes, deadline for filing bills for introduction
April 25, 2023: 50th day- last day for Regularly Scheduled Committee Meetings 
May 5, 2023: 60th day- last day of Regular Session 


Florida House Internship in Washington D.C.

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Osprey Pride for our UNF Alumni

Currently Serving in the State of Florida

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Cord Byrd
Secretary of State 
UNF - BA Political Science/History
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Tracie Davis
Florida Senate
District 5
 UNF -  MA Educational Leadership
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Clay Yarborough
Florida Senate
District 4
 UNF - Bachelor of Business Administration 

Currently Serving on the Jacksonville City Council

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Kevin Carrico
District 4
UNF - Masters Public Administration
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Terrance Freeman
At Large, Group 1
UNF – BS Sports Management
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Matt Carlucci
At Large, Group 4
UNF – BA Education